Did you guys have a good weekend? We spent ours cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping and watching the Olympics. I’m trying to be as ready as possible for Chris’ knee surgery on Wednesday, and am feeling pretty good about where we stand now that all of the house cleaning and errands are finished!
Watching the Olympics this weekend has been so entertaining. I’ve found the most entertainment in fencing and water polo, surprisingly. I still enjoy the obvious marquee events like gymnastics and swimming, but the more underrated sports have been just as exciting, if not more exciting! The fencers crack me up with their enthusiasm every single point.
With all of this sports watching, I’m anxious to start working out again. I’ll admit that it’s been hard to keep up with working out when my partner has been injured. I know that’s a horrid excuse, I just lost all motivation when Chris got his bum knee. One of the things I’d like to do most in the coming months, is yoga. I’m on the prowl for a good yoga deal via groupon or living social. Let me know if you guys know of good locations in the Raleigh area!
I recently downloaded a new app called SlimKicker to help get me more motivated. Have you guys heard of this? It’s so neat and dare I say, FUN!
SlimKicker is a calorie counter AND game (kind of like Livestrong) that turns your fitness and food goals into a game with points and rewards! How cool is that? You collect points by tracking your healthy calories and food and then finishing personal challenges, like quitting pizza for a specific amount of time. You can even upload a photo of your personal reward (a movie you want to see, a cheat food, a tasty beer, an iPad, whatever you want!), and they’ll remind you to give yourself the reward when you reach a specific amount of points! Bonus? They have a calorie count database of foods, too! I love interactive tools like this Eating right and working out is a challenge in itself, so I think it’s a great idea to put some fun and prizes into the mix.
Speaking of prizes – SlimKicker would love to reward one of YOU with a handy-dandy heart rate and calorie monitor!
How to win:
Leave a comment (comment bubble is up near the top of this post) with your suggestion of a fun, creative fitness or diet challenge! Try to make it 1-2 sentences! On Monday, August 6th, the kind folks at SlimKicker will pick their favorite comment to determine the winner. U.S. Residents only.